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Individualizing Back Leg Mechanics: Part 1

Despite what the internet and some coaches may lead you to believe, there is more than one approach to high level pitching mechanics. While the hip hinge and “sitting into the back leg” gets a lot of attention, it is not the only way to throw hard, and it is not the...

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This Warm-Up Could Help You Throw Harder Than Ever

In my latest article for Stack.com I wrote about the design and implementation of a warm-up to help pitchers throw at their highest velocity. If you're interested in learning more about remote or in person training with Tyler Anzmann Performance, contact me...

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Early Heel Disconnection and Its Effect on Pitching Velocity

While strength, power, and the intent to throw hard are all extremely important for throwing velocity, they are all relatively useless without efficient throwing mechanics. Although hip/shoulder separation and lead leg blocking are frequently talked about and well...

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Can You Get Too Jacked to Throw Gas?

If you ask almost any male athlete what their goals are when they begin training, inevitably one of their goals will be, “To get jacked!” This isn’t a bad thing. Gaining muscle mass requires a commitment to training and recovering hard and is often a great starting...

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Should Pitchers Bench Press?

Whether or not pitchers should Bench Press has been a debate inside and outside of the baseball community for a long time. But, without an in-depth look at the evidence, we're left with extreme opinions on both sides. As with most topics, this one likely requires a...

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Why Pushing Off Is Not A High Velocity Cue

For practical purposes, making sure that pitchers set themselves up for elite timing, sequencing, and positioning throughout the rest of the delivery, rather than pushing off, is the goal of the back leg movement.

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Individualizing Back Leg Mechanics: Part 1

Despite what the internet and some coaches may lead you to believe, there is more than one approach to high level pitching mechanics. While the hip hinge and “sitting into the back leg” gets a lot of attention, it is not the only way to throw hard, and it is not the...

read more